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Spring Residencies 2022 Arraiolos Portugal

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The Artist-In-Residence program aims to bring together artists from different countries and disciplines for a concentrated period of minimum 3 weeks. Call for applications is open now for residency proposals from March to May 2022, for a minimum period of 3 weeks, in Visual Arts, Performative Arts, Literature and Music.

We are open for projects for multidisciplinary residencies in Spring 2022: March, April and May.
Córtex Frontal is located in Arraiolos a blue and white town in Alentejo, Portugal. We provide housing and studios and technical/artistic/critical support. We organise study trips to artistic/cultural/industrial heritage, open studios and local community events.
Workgroups in residence (up to 15 people) for short, mid or long term are welcome.

Residency duration is minimum 3 weeks, there is no maximum.Residency periods for 2022:
Spring period
28/2 – 27/3
28/3 – 17/4
2/5 – 29/5

The Artist-In-Residence programme aims to bring together artists from different countries and disciplines for a concentrated period of minimum 3 weeks.

There are two ways to join our program:
1 Annual grants for Portuguese and international artists. Open call will be announced.
2 By application . The call is open all year round for self iniciated applications (fee required).

Generally there are 3 or 4 artists sharing the residency at the time. Could be more or less depending on the season or special events.

We offer a general residency program to the resident artist that might vary according to each project:

  • Regular mentorships and follow up of the projects by professional artists/curators.

  • Cultural visits to the natural, historical or industrial heritage of the region.

  • Resident´s formal or informal gatherings.

  • Monthly schedule of the residency, local and regional events.

  • Participation in our workshops.

According to the projects and the artist´s plans we can organize thematic workshops such as traditional embroidery (Arraiolos is well known for its embroidery rugs), share our network with our partners and organize artist´s lectures for university art students.


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